There is an 85-year-old lady who regularly takes my ballet class, Miss Sally. (Side note: the median age of my ballet class is probably around 55. It’s quite a mix. There are two very amazing 14(?)-year-olds who are homeschooled, then there’s a couple of us in our 30s, and everybody else is 40+ up to 85-year-old Miss Sally.)
Anyhoo, after class today, Miss Sally asked me if I was currently/ever a professional dancer, like in a company. My answer: “Oh no, but that’s really sweet that you think I could be.”
I think Miss Sally needs new glasses to go with her hearing aid…
But it was nevertheless quite a compliment.
On another note, I hope that I’m as awesome as Miss Sally when I’m her age!! She made a career for herself as an airline exec and decided to get back into dancing when she retired in her 60s. How brave is that?!?